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Yamato Sugi and Yakusugi Land Forest Hike

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Yakushima, Kagoshima, Japan

  • Activities

    Adventure, Hiking Trekking

  • Price
    $130 USD per person
  • Duration

    8 hours

  • Avg Distance

    10km

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Departure time depends on your hotel location

  • Starting Location

    Hotel

  • Price Includes

    Bento Lunch; Transportation; Insurance

  • Notes

    I can arrange hiking gear rental as well as good accommodation and transportation to Yakushima.

Highlights

  • Visit a number of ancient trees including Buddha sugi, Tenchu sugi & Yamato sugi.
  • Go off the trail and into the 'real' Yakushima forest.
  • There is a massive cryptomeria off the trail and it ranks amongst the largest on the island. This is a must-see tree.

Guide

Trip Info

While Jomon sugi may be the tree that eveyone wants to see, there are other cryptomeria trees that may not be as old, but are just as impressive and you can usually be alone with them as you sit and have lunch under its canopy. Yamato sugi is one such tree. Anyone wishing to experience the ‘real’ Yakushima forest should consider booking this tour.

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